Boys and Girls Club
Technology is used in many ways in Boys & Girls Clubs. These technologies to be typical between of the sites I visited. Technology programs are used to promote learning around the following four ideas, general technical ability, application ability, non-technical learning, and positive socialization.
General technical ability would cover the core computer skills like using the keyboard and mouse, and determining which applications would be useful depending on the situation. Once the children began to understand the uses of each program they demonstrated more confidence and excitement for technology.
Application ability would include using word processing and productivity applications for formatting and creating documents for varied purposes, Using spreadsheets for basic numeric expressions, Internet safety and digital arts.
Non-technical learning is user friendly and highly supportive environments for technology access and creative expression. A non-technical environment would consist of knowledgeable, trusted adults and peers with whom to ask questions and learn.
Positive socialization would consist of enabling 21st century socialization by using online social communities like Facebook and MySpace. “Positive socialization is the type of social learning that is based on pleasurable and exciting experiences. We tend to like the people who fill our social learning processes with positive